9/1/2019- Colonels Bill and Debra Mockabee
During our series on Parenting, we’ll have the opportunity to hear from several Salvation Army Officer couples as they share their stories and testimony about parenting. On this episode, we were joined by Bill and Debra Mockabee. They discussed raising a family of boys, how they planted a desire to seek the truth and shared their testimony of grief as they lost one of their sons in service.
7/12/2019- Majors Steve and Connie Long
During our series on Parenting, we’ll have the opportunity to hear from several Salvation Army Officer couples as they share their stories and testimony about parenting. On this episode, we were joined by Steve and Connie Long. They shared their journey in raising a large family and offer advice to young parents and parent to be.
2/10/2019- Majors Anthony and Elizabeth Juliana
Throughout our marriage series, “3 Strands”, we are being joined by a few couples who share their testimony of how God has moved in their relationships. In this powerful testimony, the Julianas share their personal experience of God’s restorative power.
8/05/2018- Simon Gough
The Salvation Army’s Canadian and Bermuda Territory has launched a new contemporary Christian band, Neon. We were joined by the creator of the band, Simon Gough, to learn more about this new ministry and their debut album. Click here to learn more about NEON.
6/17/2018- Major Jackie Reckline
Our speaker for the series, “Greatly Loved” (Jackie Reckline) joined us and shared a bit of her testimony as well as her heart for this series.
5/25/2018- Michael Nagy and The Salvation Army’s Historical Center
For National Salvation Army Week, we spoke with Salvation Army Historical Center- Curator, Michael Nagy. We discussed the purpose and function of this center as well as some of the most interesting artifacts he has come across. To learn more about the center, click here http://salvationarmy.pastperfectonline.com/
4/8/2018- Lt. Colonel William Mockabee and Courageous Conversations
Lt. Colonel William Mockabee joins us to discuss Courageous Conversations. This is not a Salvation Army “promgram”, rather a practice of conducting bold and meaningful conversations with people who may not live or look exactly like you. This is about healing and breaking down racial and social barriers.
3/4/2018- Shamere McKenzie and The Salvation Army’s Fight Against Human Trafficking
Shamere McKenzie has a powerful testimony as a former victim of human trafficking herself. She is now the Anti-Trafficking Program Director for The Salvation Army in Baltimore Maryland. Hear what The Salvation Army is doing in this fight against modern day slavery.
2/25/2018- Major Rebecca Hogg and Catherine’s Cottage
Catherine’s cottage is a low-barrier home that exists to serve survivors of human trafficking. Listen to our interview with Major Rebecca Hogg as we hear how this incredible program got its start.
1/28/2018- Steve Carpenter with Salvation Army Kroc Centers
Are you familiar with The Salvation Army’s Kroc Centers?
We are joined by Steve Carpenter as he discusses the origin of these centers and how they’ve impacted the communities in which they have been strategically placed.
12/17/2017- Colonels Charles and Shirley White
Listen to our latest interview about The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program.
Have you ever wondered how this program got its start? We are joined by Colonels Charles and Shirley White, the creators of this amazing program. If you would like to learn more about The Angel Tree and find ways you can help, visit http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/brighten-the-holidays
8/11/2017- Captain Erik Henry
Today, we hear an extended version of our conversation with Captain Erik Henry. Hear how seeing the places he had imagined for so long made scripture come to life as he discusses his experience on the Holy Land Tour.
7/7/2017- Jeff Jellets
Today, we hear an extended version of our interview with Territorial Disaster Services Coordinator, Jeff Jellets. Not only do we learn about Disaster Services National impact, but here in Atlanta GA, we have witnessed the Disaster Services team offering aid right in our own backyard.
6/9/2017- Major Rick Raymer
In his current role, Major Rick Raymer is the Men’s Ministry Secretary for the US Southern Territory. He joins us to discuss an exciting event taking place all over the Southern USA supporting The Salvation Army’s initiative, The Whole World Mobilizing.
4/14/2017- Major Dean Hinson
As we observe Holy Week, we are joined by Major Dean Hinson. Major Hinson is the President and Principal of the Evangeline Booth College in Atlanta, GA. He and Bernie discuss the significance of Holy week, the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and how this time of year is observed throughout the world.
02/24/2017- Worship Leader, Ronnie Murchison
We are joined by bi-lingual Worship Leader, Ronnie Murchison from his home in Corpus Christi Texas. He and Bernie discuss salvation, the origin of his musical talent and the creation of his latest album, “Break Through”.
02/10/2017- Rebecca from Pathway of Hope
Listen to this extended interview as Bernie Dake speaks with a former client of The Salvation Army’s Pathway of Hope. Hear how this program is changing lives. Click here to learn more about Pathway of Hope.
01/15/2017- Major Liz Wilson
Here is an extended version of our interview with Major Liz Wilson of The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center. She shares with us the purpose and power of this program. If you or a loved one needs help with a hurt, habit or hangup- click here to find your local A.R.C.
12/11/2016- Major Sally Broughton
Listen to this extended interview as we say farewell to our good friend and co-host, Sally Broughton. As she enters retirement, this show marks Sally’s 169th episode hosting Wonderful Words of Life.
10/16/2016- Captain Marion Platt
Enjoy this extended interview as Bernie Dake speaks with Salvation Army Officer, Captain Marion Platt. You may recognize his voice as one of our speakers for the program, Heartbeat. Captain Platt and Bernie discuss his journey into full time ministry, faith, music and more.
09/18/2016- Commissioner Debi Bell
Commissioner Debi Bell is the president of The Salvation Army’s Southern Territory’s Women’s Ministries. She joins us to talk about a great event taking place in Orlando Florida from September 23- 25 2016; the “We Will” Conference. Learn about this event and more at- www.sawomensministries.org
08/14/2016- Schelika Barnes
Schelika is a Soldier and employee of The Salvation Army. She and Bernie Dake discuss everything from her position at The Salvation Army Headquarters to what a typical Sunday morning worship looks like at her local church.
05/01/2016- Major Michele Matthews and The Pathway of Hope
Major Michele Matthews is the United States Director for The Pathway of Hope. We recently had the privilege of having her on Wonderful Words of Life to discuss her personal salvation story, her path from the medical field to an officer for The Salvation Army and her passion to help families break the cycle of poverty.
02/07/2016- Lt. Colonel William Mockabee
Bernie Dake spoke with Lt Colonel William Mockabee about faith, serving God’s children and his excitement about returning to the Southern United States to serve at The Salvation Army Territorial Headquarters.
07-12-2015- Major Bobby and Captain Anne Westmoreland
On this episode, Bernie spoke with Major Bobby Westmoreland and his wife, Captain Anne Westmoreland. They are the Territorial Youth Secretaries for The Salvation Army’s Southern USA Territory. We learn how each of them came to know Christ in very different ways and talk about the tremendous amount of programs available for young people through The Salvation Army.
Learn more at www.youthdownsouth.org
03-22-2015- Major Roy Johnson
Major Roy Johnson joins us as the new speaker on Wonderful Words of Life (since 03/2015). He and Bernie Dake discuss how he came to know Jesus, how he accepted the call into full time ministry, and his past and present positions with The Salvation Army.